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According to a new study conducted by JAMA Surgery, e-scooter accidents have become more common in the United States. The report indicated that there was a 222% increase from 2014 to 2018. In 2014, there were 4,583 injuries, which rose to a total of 14,641 in 2018. Only 4.6% of these riders were wearing a helmet while driving their e-scooters. Riders involved in these accidents were between the ages of 18 to 34 years old.
Hospital visits spiked up by 365%, since an overwhelming amount of patients went in for medical care after their collision. The most common injury patients suffered from was a head injury (32%) and below the waist (32%). Other damages to the body included above the waist (26%) and the torso (10%). Since adults primarily use ride sharing services to get to their destination, it is predicted that those who are 18 to 34 years old are most likely to suffer injuries relating to e-scooter accidents.
California E-Scooter Laws
E-scooters have become a popular choice of transportation, especially for people who are not a fan of walking for a long period of time. Several cities in LA County have been filled with hundreds of e-scooters from well-known ridesharing companies, such as Bird and Lime. Since e-scooters are heavily being used on a daily basis, California has enforced an e-scooter law to prevent people from performing reckless actions that can harm a pedestrian or driver. According to California law, e-scooters are legal, however they have established a couple of restrictions:
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